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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061845248
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061845246
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Radio legend Carol Miller…the sultry-voiced and still-fabulous airwaves icon…is a beloved veteran of…classic rock.” (New York Post)

“[Miller’s] voice drew a generation of teenage boys to their radios.” (New York Times)

From the Back Cover

The all-American chronicle of radio legend Carol Miller, from her rise to success in a male dominated world, to the rockstars she's know along the way, to, for the first time, the private story of her quietly waged battle with a deadly disease.

As one of the nation's top radio DJs, Carol Miller introduced the music of Bruce Springsteen to the New York airwaves, was on a first-name basis with Sir Paul McCartney, dated Steven Tyler, and has been recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her on-air approach and singular voice have influenced the sound of rock radio for more than four decades, and her satellite and syndicated Get the Led Out programs are heard nationwide.

In Up All Night, Carol spins the entertaining, moving, and revealing story of her life and times in rock radio and beyond. A nice Jewish girl from Queens, Carol was supposed to be a doctor or, at the very least, a lawyer. But hearing a doo-wop trio in the alley under her window changed the direction of her life forever: she fell in love with popular music.

As the tumult and excitement of the sixties rocked colleges across America, Carol—a biology major at the University of Pennsylvania—became an underground rock DJ at the campus radio station. Radio jobs in Philadelphia and New York City quickly followed, and Carol rose to the top of the profession. But even as she enjoyed a professional and personal life imbued with rock and roll glamour, Carol harbored guilt, disappointment, and alienation, believing she'd failed her traditional, intellectual Jewish parents and often feeling like an outsider in the very culture she had helped to create. The specter of an unnamed illness that had claimed many of her relatives' lives hung over hers as well, and she too would face a monumental challenge when diagnosed with breast and uterine cancer. Told in the distinctive voice that has charmed millions of listeners for decades, Up All Night is a frank, funny, and inspiring memoir. Offering snapshots of the rarefied world of pop music and the shifting social history of our times, it is as much a cultural chronicle as it is one woman's candid and moving story.

Customer Reviews

It just seemed like more could have been said without getting too personal.
Judith
I recommend it to all of Carol's fans and those who are interested in learning about a person in history.
Amazon Customer
This book is a great read for anyone that grew up listening to rock radio in the 70's, 80's & 90's.
Raymond Skalski

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Scott F. Griffin on September 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
If you grew up in the 70's and 80's listening to FM rock radio in the New York area, then you will definitely enjoy this book. Carol Miller gives us a very welcome behind-the-scenes look at both college FM radio in Philly and big-time radio in New York.

Having gone to college way upstate in the late seventies, I can still remember how much I used to miss hearing Carol and her cohorts at WNEW and WPLJ when away at school. Towards the end of the long late-night rides home we would frantically turn the dial on the car radio until we finally got that strong FM rock signal tuned in just right. You never felt like you were home until you had Carol and that car radio at full blast.

From the book, I was struck by just how much FUN it must have been to be part of that whole rock scene in New York in those times. The backstage look at some of the absolute top rock and roll acts of the times is priceless.

Carol's achievements in New York FM rock radio, despite very serious health concerns, which she eloquently and poignantly describes in the book, should not be underestimated. There are few premiere rock stations in the city and only so many times slots available where you can actually get on the air and excel as Carol has in her career. The book is a fine chronicle of one of New York's radio jewels.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Judith on September 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I should start off by saying I didn't know who Carol Miller was when I read the blurb about this book. I like rock & roll biographies, so I decided to try it. I was looking for insider insights into music personalities. By the time I finished the Kindle sample, I realized this was not that kind of book, but I was interested enough in this woman's life story to go ahead and buy the e-book. The book turned out to be a quick read, semi-enjoyable, but nothing special. In thinking about it for this review, I realized the book goes in too many directions, and thus doesn't complete any of the journeys.

As an insider's view of rock music, it doesn't offer anything new. Paul McCartney was a nice guy who really loved Linda, Springsteen stays close to his Jersey roots, Steve Tyler is childlike and crazy. Nothing new there. I wasn't looking for gossip and dirt, but I was hoping to see some personalities from a different perspective. It didn't happen.

Her discussion of her radio career was mostly about getting jobs, trying to keep them, getting fired after stations changed their format. I worked at W---, then they changed their format. I got fired, so I got a job at W---, etc. etc. I don't feel I know much more about the inner workings of radio after reading this book.

Ms. Miller grew up in a traditional New York, Jewish family. She sprinkles the book with lots of Yiddish words and talks about her culture. She had difficult relationships with her parents, especially with her father who was often verbally abusive. There could have been a book in that, but this angle is not fully explored. Ditto, her marriage to MTV VJ Mark Goodman.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terry Richardson on September 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
For a topic like radio the author needs to have it on audio also. Heard the author on an interview and the telling of the story helps create the picture.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Stanley on September 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Disclosure: I received a complimentary advance copy of this book with the expectation that I would provide an honest review.

I didn't know who Carol Miller was, and I don't know much about rock personalities, so everything she had to say about her work was new to me.

Interesting for:

First-hand stories about rock celebrities (she dated Paul Stanley of Kiss and Steve Tyler of Aerosmith)

Life as a teenager and college student in the 60s (she saw the Beatles in concert in New York, student protests)

She was a woman pioneer in a man's world (record nerds and radio DJs)

Insights into radio industry and rock programming

Tension between a socially conservative Jewish upbringing and life among pop culture trend-setters

The silence and ignorance of women's health issues before Our Bodies, Ourselves
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sheri Newton on September 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Up All Night: My Life and Times in Rock Radio by Carol Miller is a unique memoir of one of the first female rock DJs. Carol was a voice of a generation that could be heard at night over Rock Radio in New York. She is still on the air, and is even featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her stories of rockstars are mixed in with tales of her own struggles with life brilliantly, which makes this memoir highly captivating.

Carol Miller's life story is fun, motivating, sad, funny, and honestly real. She details highly intriguing stories with rock legends that she has interviewed and met over the years, as well as become friends with. It starts out with her first encounter with Steven Tyler in a hotel room, and no, it isn't what you think. The stories only get better from there, but it is her courage to share with all of us her personal struggle with breast cancer and uterine cancer that moved me the most.

Up All Night is a memoir, and some people just don't like reading those. I am not one of those people, but even if you are one of those people that don't find it interesting to read real stories, please but that bias aside for this book. Carol Miller's real life story is so interesting and inspiring that this memoir should not be skipped. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Up All Night, Ecco, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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